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North Carolina Public Records

Certificate Information

Birth Records are available from 1913 to present. Search for records costs $24 dollars and includes one certified copy. Additional copies are $15 dollars each. Expedited service and overnight shipping are $15-$20 dollars each. The fastest service is done by walking in to the Vital Records office in Raleigh, which is open from 8am to 3pm Mon-Fri. Same day in person service costs $39 dollars.

Regular Service:
North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903

Expedited Service - Fedex or UPS to:
N.C. Vital Records
225 North McDowell Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27603-1382

Birth Certificate Application (PDF)
Birth Certificate Application - Spanish (PDF)

Death certificates are available from 1930 to present.
Marriage records are availabe from 1962 to present.
Divorce records are available from 1958 to present.

Death, Divorce and Marriage Application (PDF)
Death, Divorce and Marriage Application - Spanish (PDF)

Adoption Records

Adoptions in North Carolina allow for easy contact between birth parents, siblings and adoptees. All adoptions that happen in North Carolina have an option to maintain contact any time after the adoption is finalized. It is also legal for birth parents and adoptees to use private media and advertising to find each other.

Birth families and adoptees can also connect with each other if both parties provide written consent and can use a state certified Confidential Intermediary.

Confidential Intermediary Listings (PDF)
Confidential Intermediary Q&A (PDF)

Property Records

Property and parcel records can be found at the county government in which they reside in.

Mecklenburg County Real Estate Lookup
Wake County Online Mapping
Guilford County GIS Viewer
Forsyth County Geo-Data Explorer
Durham County Public Records Database
Buncombe County GIS Data